It is important to measure the tea leaves and water to ensure the perfect cup of tea. All loose tea leaves are different but as a standard measure, you can use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for a cup of water.
Boil water in a kettle or a saucepan. Never reboil the water as it will change the way the tea tastes.
Remove the water from heat and add the tea leaves. Let it infuse the water for 2 minutes. Timing it correctly is important because it will affect the strength of the tea.
A perfect black English Breakfast is ready. Add sugar and lemon or milk and sugar as per taste.
If you like a creamy English Breakfast, you can add milk and let it blend for an additional 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can add milk or cream after the tea infusion is ready. This can help you judge the correct amount of milkiness of your tea.
If you are using a traditional teapot, pour the tea infusion after straining the tea leaves into the pot. Enjoy your English Breakfast tea with cucumber sandwiches or a scone!